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Congenital basal meningoceles with different outcomes: a case series

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, December 2017
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Title
Congenital basal meningoceles with different outcomes: a case series
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1497-7
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Satomi Okano, Ryosuke Tanaka, Akie Okayama, Etsushi Tsuchida, Fumikatsu Nohara, Nao Suzuki, Toshio Okamoto, Ken Nagaya, Satoru Takahashi, Hiroshi Azuma

Abstract

Basal meningoceles are rare congenital defects and often clinically occult until they result in life-threatening complications. Therefore, it is important to know the diagnostic clues to early diagnosis. We describe three cases of congenital basal meningocele in a 3-year-old Japanese boy, a 1-month-old Japanese baby boy, and a 10-month-old Japanese baby girl. One of our patients died of sepsis due to traumatic rupture of the meningocele during nasal suction. His meningocele remained undiagnosed until it resulted in the fatal complication. The other patients underwent surgical repair without any complications. Their meningoceles were complicated by midfacial anomalies including cleft palate and hypertelorism, or a sign of nasal obstruction such as snoring. These clinical features may be a clue to the early diagnosis of congenital basal meningocele, which enables its safe preoperative management and provides an opportunity for surgical repair before the condition results in serious complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 8 32%

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